For Nurses

SAGINS Education Fund

12 June 2019

Dear Sagins members

I would like to share the following information with you, as there is still some confusion about sponsorships and grants and the upcoming congress.

As from the 1st of January 2018, we as nurses may not be sponsored to a third party event, by the industry. This is set out in the SAMED regulations. Therefore, a grant process was initiated to accommodate delegates attending medical congresses.

As a society we request grants from medical companies in the field of interest (Gastroenterology). Once these grants are approved, we do a cost estimate to establish how many delegates we can accommodate from which areas. Keep in mind, that a sponsorship for one person includes the following: Congress registration, return flights, transport between airport and hotel and accommodation.

Sagins appoints a logistics company to deal with registrations and travel arrangements, for which we pay an administration fee per delegate.

A Sagins Educational Grant application form must be completed by members requesting to attend the annual Sagins/Sages congress.

The allocation of these grants will be distributed to appropriate delegates involved in Gastroenterology.

In order for us to keep the process fair, the following will be taken into consideration for grant approval:
  1. Sagins membership.
  2. Involvement with the society.
  3. Previous contributions to the academic programme.
  4. Previous meetings attended (some units may have to rotate staff attending the congress).
(Please note that a completed grant form, does not guarantee approval thereof).

Please do submit your application. All applications will be considered. To download an Educational Grant Application form, click here.

Looking forward to see all of you in Cape Town!


Eileen Fisher
Sagins President